Top 7 Holiday Travel Tips to Keep You Sane and Happy

Travel during the busy holiday season doesn’t have to be full of frustrations. Remember these few tips to help you have smooth travel.


1. Plan and budget. Travel in peak holiday season can be extra busy and priced at a premium. We recommend you consider your travel plans six to nine months in advance to find the best deals for air and accommodations.


2. Travel on off-peak days. Avoid traveling the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Traveling early on the actual holiday can often save you frustration and money.


3. Pack earplugs and sleep mask. Earplugs will be your friend on noisy flights and a sleep mask can help you get better sleep while in unfamiliar hotel surroundings.


4. Ship your gifts. Save frustration with trying to keep your suitcase under the weight limit and avoid the chance of gifts being opened for inspection. Instead, ship your gifts to your destination in advance.


5. Pack light. If you can manage it, try packing a carry-on suitcase only. This will help you avoid long lines to check in luggage and will let you keep your items with you should you have any flight or train schedule changes.


6. Remember your chargers. With the need to arrive early to air and train terminals during the holiday season, don’t forget to bring your device chargers and even a travel charging brick as a backup.


7. Call your travel advisor. Stay calm and call your travel advisor. They can help you find the best value and make sure your travel plans are smooth during the holiday season.


We hope these tips help spark ideas of how you can have a great travel experience during this holiday season. Quick bonus tip: don't forget to pack your smile. Your simple smile will help you keep a positive attitude - and may just brighten someone else's day, too!

On behalf of your entire family at Dune Lakes Travel, we wish you a wonderful holiday season that is filled with love and laughter.


Even Santa needs a vacation! Let our team of expert travel advisors do the "heavy lifting" of planning your next dream vacation this holiday season and beyond. Contact us today to find out how we can help you make the gift of travel your new holiday tradition.